I’ve been feeling kind of reflective lately, probably because I’ve passed yet another birthday and have finally heard the results of a pathology report, after having some minor surgery and a biopsy last week.
Just a small, little word, but so meaningful. Not cancer, not now, not yet, at least.
OK, on with my life, not that things had ever come to a standstill. While I was busy with all the commitments of school this past week, working with students, presenting workshops and meetings for colleagues, completing coursework . . . as well as trying to keep up the demands and responsibilities of family and home, those unknown results were nagging at the back of my mind.
Good news, great news, but also the clock is always ticking. As I enter my “next 50 years,” as Tim McGraw sings in his song, will I have time to accomplish all that I want to do? I’m always setting new goals and reaching for more; things are never stagnant or still. I want to have enough time–and more–to get it all done! Am I crazy? Is this unusual? Does anyone else ever think this way? Do you ever stop in the middle of the million demands of the day to wonder . . . will I have enough time to do all I want to accomplish? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this . . .
So, this weekend, amid the demands of ambitions, career, family, and goals, I did celebrate this good news. I’m so fortunate for all I have and am very thankful for family and friends who care so much. This weekend, I celebrated by . . .
- taking a bike ride on a sunny afternoon on the farm, around the pond, and into the woods
- cruising top-less, letting my hair fly in the wind (in other words, in my ‘stang with the top down!)
- enjoying a lovely dinner out with my family to celebrate that birthday that I’m no longer counting
- joining dear friends for another, double birthday dinner celebration
- visiting with my Mom
- updating my blogs
- working on school work
- making homemade turkey soup
- picking apples
- lingering a bit this morning over coffee with my dear husband
- . . . and yes, I even did laundry, vacuuming, and grocery shopping . . . and it all felt great!
Hope you had a GREAT weekend. What did you do for fun? What did you think/worry/obsess about?
Now, to get ready for tomorrow . . .